This page will be continually updated to provide an extensive set of resources that you will be able to use or refer to, to help you on your journey to create a better retirement life for yourself and your family.
There are Online Marketing tools and websites to obtain quality information from if you decided to create a new business, online or offline, to create a source of income to help you on your journey to create a better retirement life for yourself and your family.
There are also links to websites I have found particularly valuable in creating my “Blueprint For A Long, Healthy and Wealthy Life” Program.
I will add to it progressively as new tools or websites that I am happy to recommend to you become available. This is happening more and more often as the ability to create websites and new products becomes easier with ever improving technology and tools.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are “affiliate links”, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please be assured that I will not make any recommendations unless I have researched the particular function these resources serve and made sure that this is the best one I can find.
I will only recommend anything that I am either using myself, or would use if I had a need for this specific function in my businesses. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy them. Please note, before you buy the products I strongly recommend, that you do your own research and believe you will need them or that they will help you to achieve your goals.
Internet Marketing – Tools and Resources I Use and Highly Recommend
These are the information websites and tools that I wish had been around when I started my Internet Marketing journey in July 2012. It would have saved me months of learning from inferior websites and gurus, thousands of dollars on courses that were ten times more expensive, much harder to understand and implement, and much less effective:-
If you’ve been in business for any time at all, you possess a hidden asset that can make you rich. Once you understand and take advantage of its true value, you’ll enjoy an instant and unfair advantage in your marketplace.
Your customer list Is your Most Important Asset.
aWeber was the original Autoresponder System. I have used aWeber since I started online in mid 2012 and seen it respond to new competition by ongoing improvements and increasing functionality.
I still believe it’s the best stand-alone Autoresponder System at a reasonable price today.
If you don’t yet know what an autoresponder does, put simply, it enables you to capture the contact details of people who sign up to receive your ongoing emails, or to receive information on a specific promotion or product.
Those emails are usually provided initially by creating a “follow-up sequence” of emails that get sent automatically, usually one every day. You can also send ad hoc emails to one or all of your lists to maintain contact with your customers once the follow up sequence expires or when you have something valuable to share with them.
Most marketers consider their “List” to be their most valuable asset. So having a good reliable system is important.
All you have to do is maintain your mailing list with a service like aWeber then contact those people on a regular basis. PS you will get a one month Free Trial with aWeber using my affiliate link above.
ClickFunnels is undoubtedly the best tool available to easily create high-quality customizable landing pages and thank-you pages, which are an essential part of the “lead funnel” you will need to create to attract subscribers to your website and buyers for your products.
It has loads of great done-for-you templates to suit any online or bricks and mortar business, and only Clickfunnels has the ability to start from a blank funnel and use the amazing tools and templates Clickfunnels provides to build and easily customise your funnel pages to your hearts content.
But Clickfunnels is much more than just a funnel system page templates to choose from. It also has its own in-built Autoresponder system called Actionetics, and a complete Affiliate Management System to manage your affiliate partners (ie other online marketers who are also promoting your products for you and get a commission from you based on their sales) called backpack.(NB these two features are only available in the advanced version known as the Etison Suite).
It also has a complete membership site inbuilt to house your products and courses for your buyers to easily access. ( A good quality stand-alone Membership Site would cost $97/month or more on it’s own)
Clickfunnels . To find out more, and watch FREE video click here
BLUEHOST For web hosting.
Because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their automatic WordPress Blog installation.
You can use your Bluehost account to host multiple domains—no need to pay more for hosting when you’re ready to start another website. Also, they provide outstanding customer service.
I recommend using Bluehost for your first website. Get started form as little as $4.95/month
Copyblogger is the acknowledged market leader in providing training material for anyone wanting to write high quality copy for the internet marketing industry. To get access to their content, all you need to do is Register for a free membership. You will also get weekly emails containing ongoing updates and new free eBooks and articles. This is a no-brainer, and its free to join. www.copyblogger.com.
Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content and providing Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business since 2006
It is the acknowledged market leader in providing training material for anyone wanting to write high quality copy for the internet marketing industry. To get access to their content, all you need to do is Register for a free membership. You will also get weekly emails containing ongoing updates and new high quality free eBooks and articles.
This is a no-brainer, and its free to join. SIGN UP HERE
Hubspot is probably the number one source to learn “inbound marketing” skills.
It is focused on attracting customers through relevant and helpful content and adding value at every stage in your customer’s buying journey.
It is a marketing agency, but welcomes businesses of all sizes and has over 48,000 customers in 100+ countries.
I look forward to receiving their weekly emails as the information they provide is always fresh, relevant and easy to read.
You can set up a free account and join their mailing list HERE
Digital Marketer (DM), led by their CEO and Founder Ryan Deiss is my favourite source for all things online marketing. They provide comprehensive articles and blog posts and their “Core Content” (which is free) is an encyclopedia of all the skills and resources you might need in your online business.
What I really like is that DM not only writes and provides top class training and resources on all things Internet Marketing, they actually have their own profitable online businesses as well.
So they actually practice what they preach, and test any new concepts or products in their own businesses before releasing them to their clients and subscribers
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing covers foundational disciplines such as content marketing, social media marketing, and email marketing.
From acquiring new leads and customers, monetizing the leads and customers you already have, and creating communities of brand advocates and promoters.
Start by going to “The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing”
Scroll down and sign-up for their Free PDF Guide and join their mailing list for regular updates and promotions.
Other Useful Links Mentioned in My Posts
Dr. Mercola’s website has a healthy bias to natural foods, supplements and alternative ways to maintain your health and well being, and shows you why an active, healthy lifestyle is easier than you think.
It spells out how you can Take Control of Your Health! This is one of the most popular and informative health and well-being sites on the Web today. www.mercola.com
Helpguide.org A non-profit organisation that does not accept any paid advertising and an internationally recognized resource for independent information on health and well being. www.helpguide.org
Formal weight loss programs, the Atkins diet and a Mediterranean diet:- The Atkins diet, to quote their website “Is based on proven Atkins principles of eating protein and fibre rich foods that leave you feeling more satisfied”. http://atkins.com/
The Mediterranean diet, according to Wikipedia “is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Spain and southern Italy” There is no official website so I will give you the link to one that I found useful and comprehensive: http://www.mediterraneanbook.com/ Both of these dietary plans follow a nutritional plan with fruit, vegetables, salads, lean meat, fish, nuts, and whole grains as their core ingredients.